Average Bench: 85.2% (327th of 1003)

Based on 137 user benchmarks.  Model: SAMSUNG SSD SM87

Very good average bench

The Samsung SM87 512GB averaged just 14.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Samsung SM87 512GB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 114MB/s
Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 31.8MB/s

Poor consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Samsung SM87 512GB is 64.1%. This is a particularly wide range which indicates that the Samsung SM87 512GB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Sustained Write Speed 178MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 292MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 137 samples)
Min Avg Max
420 Read 487 523
63.8 Write 292 485
116 Mixed 339 505
37.4 SusWrite 178 438
72.2% 324 MB/s
Min Avg Max
22.3 4K Read 31.8 43.3
26 4K Write 70.9 120
12.9 4K Mixed 34 54.9
129% 45.6 MB/s
Min Avg Max
26.4 DQ Read 234 375
51.8 DQ Write 177 312
16.4 DQ Mixed 114 314
110% 175 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
159GB free
Firmware: 2D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 450 440 452 453 453 453 MB/s
Read 464
Write 452
Mixed 350
SusWrite 450
97% 429 MB/s
4K Read 43.4
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 57.7
206% 75.6 MB/s
DQ Read 375
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 351
265% 355 MB/s
127GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 172 169 164 167 159 173 MB/s
Read 456
Write 231
Mixed 299
SusWrite 167
64% 288 MB/s
4K Read 36.3
4K Write 113
4K Mixed 50.7
180% 66.6 MB/s
DQ Read 257
DQ Write 235
DQ Mixed 234
179% 242 MB/s
38GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 217 169 147 133 132 132 MB/s
Read 427
Write 268
Mixed 310
SusWrite 155
65% 290 MB/s
4K Read 34.5
4K Write 91.6
4K Mixed 47.4
162% 57.8 MB/s
DQ Read 380
DQ Write 250
DQ Mixed 334
244% 321 MB/s
235GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 0 0 0 0 188 296 MB/s
Read 469
Write 141
Mixed 306
SusWrite 80.8
55% 249 MB/s
4K Read 37.3
4K Write 80.2
4K Mixed 46.2
158% 54.6 MB/s
DQ Read 317
DQ Write 229
DQ Mixed 264
200% 270 MB/s
183GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 3D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 162 155 156 156 156 154 MB/s
Read 464
Write 178
Mixed 304
SusWrite 156
61% 276 MB/s
4K Read 33.8
4K Write 68.4
4K Mixed 39.1
138% 47.1 MB/s
DQ Read 344
DQ Write 206
DQ Mixed 274
204% 275 MB/s
81GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 74 55 44 44 41 34 MB/s
Read 472
Write 125
Mixed 116
SusWrite 48.5
41% 190 MB/s
4K Read 35.3
4K Write 74
4K Mixed 36.8
140% 48.7 MB/s
DQ Read 202
DQ Write 125
DQ Mixed 152
116% 160 MB/s
81GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 72 54 46 44 36 38 MB/s
Read 432
Write 73.3
Mixed 130
SusWrite 48.3
37% 171 MB/s
4K Read 36.9
4K Write 71.7
4K Mixed 35.7
140% 48.1 MB/s
DQ Read 136
DQ Write 80.5
DQ Mixed 92.6
73% 103 MB/s
12GB free (System drive)
Firmware: 2D0Q
SusWrite @10s intervals: 66 38 28 21 15 16 MB/s
Read 428
Write 88.8
Mixed 140
SusWrite 30.7
37% 172 MB/s
4K Read 35.2
4K Write 6.5
4K Mixed 9
68% 16.9 MB/s
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,791,568 SSDs tested.

Typical SM87 512GB Builds (Compare 2,987 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht

Motherboard: Dell Precision Tower 5810

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 18% - Very poor Total price: $440

Popular SM87 512GB compatible motherboards:

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